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Gendered priorities for improved sanitation: insights from Kisumu Kenya

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posted on 12.02.2018 by Sarah Jewitt, Harriet Ryley
This paper explores how official concepts of ‘improved’ sanitation often fail to reflect the priorities of female users. As the health benefits associated with improved sanitation cannot be fully realised until all potential user groups habitually utilize it, specific user preferences/constraints need to be better understood and catered for. Drawing on empirical work in nine schools in Kisumu, Kenya, attention is focused on gendered sanitation priorities including menstrual hygiene management, gender-based violence and broader safety, privacy and dignity issues associated with accessing and using sanitation facilities.
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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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JEWITT, S. and RYLEY, H., 2015. Gendered priorities for improved sanitation: insights from Kisumu Kenya. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene services beyond 2015 - Improving access and sustainability: Proceedings of the 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 27-31 July 2015, 4pp.

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2015

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This is a conference paper.

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WEDC_ID:22188

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